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Perfect Squares and Perfect Cubes Posters

I am very excited about these perfect squares and perfect cubes posters that I created to decorate my high school math classroom! These posters were inspired by the amazing Clarissa Grandi, a maths teacher in the UK.

perfect squares and perfect cubes posters for high school math classroom decorations

If you like making math pretty and colorful, you must check out Clarissa Grandi’s website!  I highly recommend checking out her classroom display ideas post.

Clarissa shared a visual representation of the different perfect squares and cubes. She placed pre-cut numbers on top of the squares/cubes. I decided I wanted to simplify things and create a set of printable posters where the numbers are printed directly on the squares and cubes.

I created posters for both the first ten perfect squares and the first ten perfect cubes.

perfect squares and perfect cubes posters for high school math classroom decorations

I printed the perfect squares and perfect cubes posters on colored paper and laminated them.


drawing of laminator machine with text "laminating recommendations"

A laminator is a MUST-HAVE for me as a math teacher! I spent my first six years as a teacher at a school with a broken laminator, so I had to find a way to laminate things myself.

I’ve had several laminators over the years. I currently use a Scotch laminator at home and a Swingline laminator at school.

I highly recommend splurging a bit on the actual laminator and buying the cheapest laminating pouches you can find!

If a printable reference chart is more your jam, check out my free printable list of perfect squares.

I also added some title posters that say “Perfect Squares” and “Perfect Cubes.”

I just LOVE looking at these!

I do need to give credit where credit is due. My husband graciously used his geogebra skills to make the images of the cubes for me.  Thanks Shaun!

perfect squares and perfect cubes posters for high school math classroom decorations

Did you notice that I used the same colors for both sets of posters?  This way, 1 squared and 1 cubed are the same color.  2 squared and 2 cubed are the same color, etc.  

The first time I printed these posters off, I somehow got the colors off.  It bugged me so much I had to print another set!

Perfect Squares and Cubes Posters in High School Math Classroom

You might also be interested in the More Perfect Squares Poster I created when I realized my students needed to recognize perfect squares higher than 100.

More Perfect Squares Poster

Fun Fact: These perfect squares posters are perfect for helping students with the Perfect Squares Puzzle.

Free Download of Perfect Squares and Perfect Cubes Posters

Perfect Squares Posters (PDF) (5812 downloads)

Perfect Cube Posters (PDF) (4662 downloads)

Numbers 1-10 for Perfect Squares and Perfect Cubes (PDF) (4075 downloads)

Perfect Squares and Perfect Cubes Posters (Editable Publisher Files ZIP) (2790 downloads)

If you want to edit the Publisher file, you’ll also need to download the font HVD Comic Serif Pro or substitute your own favorite font.

You can find all of the posters I’ve ever created on my posters page.


Tuesday 1st of October 2019

Great idea! Don't know if you have noticed, but 3^2 has 12 squares instead of 9.

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

I fixed the file. It was an OOPS! moment...


Wednesday 21st of August 2019

Thank you so much for creating and sharing! I love this visual and am excited to have them hung up in my classroom. Hopefully my students will like it half as much as I do.


Monday 17th of September 2018

Thank you so much!!! Anyway to make the perfect squares up to 15? I've tried to do it, but can only print the numbers...I've never used publisher!


Monday 17th of September 2018

I actually figured it out! Thanks again for creating these...I will be posting them in my room tomorrow!

Lisa Smith

Saturday 25th of August 2018

Thank you for sharing!! Getting them ready this week for my wall!


Tuesday 7th of August 2018

THANK YOU!!! This is perfect for my 6th grade students to see and visualize what squares and cubes even are!!! Thanks!